Santa Cruz police via Middleton school photo. Photographer unknown.
Santa Cruz police late Monday said they found a young girl's body believed to be that of Madyson Middleton, an 8-year-old girl who went missing late Sunday. The body was found in a dumpster, police said. Police also said they have arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection to the case. Madyson, who goes by “Maddy,” was riding her white Razor scooter, wearing a purple knee-high dress with black leggings, helmet and long dark hair pulled to the side in a braid. The girl, standing at 4 feet tall and weighing 48 pounds, was captured on video surveillance, which Santa Cruz police shared with the public.
The Boy Scouts of America have ended a blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion because of their faith.
The North Korean ambassador to China said Tuesday that his country has no interest in an Iran-style nuclear disarmament deal because North Korea is a "nuclear weapons state."
The gunman who opened fire at a movie theater last week was not involuntarily committed to a hospital — a red flag that would have triggered local officials to report his mental health history to federal authorities.
Officials in Georgia clarified Monday that John "Rusty" Houser was never involuntarily committed in 2008 despite previous reports — a distinction that would have prevented him from buying the gun he used in the rampage.
According to the petition for a personal protection order, Houser's family says that on April 22, 2008, it petitioned a judge to involuntarily commit Houser because "he was a danger to himself and others."
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Haz-mat teams and federal investigators responded across Oregon on Monday after numerous sheriffs received suspicious mail, some of it delivering an unknown substance, authorities told NBC News.
Beth Anne Steele, a spokeswoman for the FBI, told NBC News that it had joined Oregon State Police and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service in investigating suspicious mail deliveries at multiple locations.
"At this point, it is too early to say where this investigation may lead," she said.
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The U.S. Coast Guard released new video Monday of the capsized boat that belonged to two missing 14-year-old fishermen from Jupiter, Florida. Coast Guard crews on Sunday found the 19-foot boat captained by Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos 67 miles east of Ponce De Leon Inlet near Cape Canaveral in central Florida. There was no one on board the vessel. The two 14-year-old initially went missing from the Jupiter area, more than 180 miles south of where the boat was found.
The younger sister of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes became the first in her family to testify at his trial, saying Monday in an effort to spare his life that her brother's eyes and demeanor were different when she visited him in jail nearly two years after the attack.
Fiat Chrysler will buy back from customers more than 500,000 Ram pickup trucks in the biggest such action in U.S. history as part of a costly deal with U.S. safety regulators to settle legal problems in about two-dozen recalls.
A Florida police officer's touching encounter with a homeless man is going viral after photos of the two of them sharing a meal were posted on Facebook. She told TODAY.com: "I like eating with anybody."
Now that the U.S. Olympic Committee has dropped Boston’s bid for the 2024 Summer Games, Los Angeles is emerging as the back-up city. “Los Angeles could bid with a couple of years notice,” said Andrew Zimbalist, a professor of economics at Smith College and the author of “Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup.” “They don’t need seven years notice. They have almost all their venues already intact.”
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A Milwaukee man will be released from prison soon after investigators discovered he was covering up for the real criminal: his son.
In 2013, Juan Silva Sr. was charged with killing a man in a fatal hit-and-run. He was serving a five year sentence to protect his 22-year-old son, Juan Silva Jr, NBC News reported
. Investigators began looking into the mis-sentencing last month, after Silva's wife told a co-worker about the plan.
"You have basically a family that decided they were going to decide amongst themselves who should pay the price, instead of a judge or a jury or the system," Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney Grant said.
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The Transportation Security Administration is investigating how a man slipped past security and boarded a passenger plane without a ticket at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Sunday night.
On Thursday July 23, just before 7 a.m., Austin Lorber and his fishing partner David Le were on kayaks about a mile and a half off of La Jolla. David threw out a mackerel and felt something take the bait.
“As soon as he hooked up we noticed a fish jump way out of the water, probably five or six feet,” said Lorber. “I looked back thinking it was a dorado because those are typically what will jump like that that we get around here. And then … I saw a shark. Makos around here are the only ones that will jump like that.”
The mako, typically an open-water swimmer, likely followed the abundance of bait and game fish in San Diego waters close to shore. Once David saw what it was he thought about just letting it go.